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2016

How A DUI Conviction Can Affect Employment

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If you have been charged with a DUI, you may think that all you need to do is pay the fines and your life will continue as normal. However, this is not the case. A DUI can have a major impact on your life. You can lose your license, be forced to pay increased auto insurance rates for up to 10 years and your current and future jobs can also be affected. Read More»

3 Things About Workers Compensation Criteria To Understand

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Most people understand that at its most basic level, worker’s compensation is about taking care and providing for workers when they are injured. However, the system is more nuanced than that. As a worker, it is important to understand exactly how worker’s compensation works as you know how to use it if you ever need it. Fault Doesn’t Always Matter Worker’s compensation is not like a car accident. With worker’s compensation, fault doesn’t always matter. Read More»

Show Me The Money: Why You Got A Low Ball Offer

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Getting injured due to the negligence of others is so frustrating. In addition to dealing with being hurt, you also have to put up a fight for damages from the insurance company of the negligent party. You will need to contact a personal injury lawyer file a claim so that you can recoup the losses you incurred because of the injury. However, it is not uncommon to get a low ball offer at first. Read More»

Two Ways Do-It-Yourself Bankruptcy Can Be Problematic

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Bankruptcy court allows petitioners to represent themselves, meaning you can generally handle all aspects of your case from start to finish yourself without having to hire an attorney. Just because you can do this, though, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Here are two ways handling your own bankruptcy case can hurt instead of help your situation. You May End Up Losing Assets Filing for bankruptcy only appears simple on the surface. Read More»

Three Things You Need To Know About Suing A Deceased Person

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When you’re injured by someone, you have the right to sue the person for compensation for your losses and expenses. What happens, though, if the liable party dies? You can still pursue your claim against the individual, but here are a few important factors you need to take into consideration to help you better manage your case. You Have Limited Time to File a Case The amount of time you have to file your case is typically shortened when a potential defendant in your claim dies. Read More»